A strong press is the Lafayette lesson
Jul. 9, 2015, National Catholic Reporter
The reports I did on clergy child molesters in the Lafayette, La., diocese changed my life in ways that reverberate still.
The June 7, 1985, NCR, with my long report on Fr. Gilbert Gauthe's sex crimes, Arthur Jones' piece on cases elsewhere, and NCR's editorial calling for lay review boards, laid the issue before a national media that held back for years.
My piece . . .